5th Artillery Regiment (Reichswehr) - 5. Artillerie-Regiment (Reichswehr)
|active||1921 to 1934|
|Branch of service||Artillery|
|Commanders||See list of commanders|
The regiment was formed on January 1, 1921 in Ulm from the Reichswehr Artillery Regiments 11, 13 and 14 of the transitional army . In the early 1920s, the departments in Ulm and Fulda exchanged their numbering.
In the course of the expansion of the Reichswehr in 1934, the new regiments Artillery Regiment Ulm , Artillery Regiment Fulda and Artillery Regiment Ludwigsburg [A 1] with five departments each were set up from the three departments of the regiment . On October 15, the Ulm Artillery Regiment was renamed Artillery Regiment 5 and placed under the 5th Infantry Division .
- Ulm: Staff, II. (Baden) department, 10th (supplementary) training battery
- Fulda: I. Department
- Ludwigsburg : III. (Württemberg) department
- Fritzlar : 11th mounted (Prussian) battery
|No.||Name||Beginning of the appointment||End of appointment|
|1.||Oberst Constantin Rembe||October 1, 1920||March 31, 1923|
|2.||Colonel Albrecht Reinecke||1. April 1923||December 31, 1925|
|3.||Colonel Hugo Grimme||January 1, 1926||January 31, 1927|
|4.||Colonel Hans Knuth||February 1, 1927||January 31, 1929|
Colonel Ludwig Beck major general |
from February 1, 1931
|February 1, 1929||31. August 1931|
|6.||Colonel Otto Tscherning||1. September 1931||March 31, 1933|
|7.||Colonel Paul Bader||1. April 1933||30. September 1934|
- I. compartment with 1st to 3rd battery
- II. (Baden) department with 4th to 6th battery
- III. (Württemberg) department with 7th to 9th battery
- 10. (Württembergische) (supplementary) from 1921 training battery
- 11th mounted (Prussian) battery
The Peace Treaty of Versailles allowed the Reichswehr only a total of 204 cannons 7.7 cm and 84 howitzers 10.5 cm  . Since there were different gun models from the First World War , the batteries of the artillery were equipped differently.
The regiment had
- 20 7.5 cm field cannons (FK 16), 4 each in the 1st, 4th and 7th battery and 12 in the 11th battery,
- 12 7.7 cm field cannons (FK 96/1), 4 each in the 3rd and 6th battery and 4 in the 10th supplementary (from 1921 training) battery,
- 4 7.7 cm field cannons (KW guns 14 [A 2] ) in the 9th battery
- 12 10.5 cm light field howitzers 16 , 4 each in the 2nd, 5th and 8th battery.
Takeover of tradition
- 1st battery: Field Artillery Regiment No. 25, 2nd Grand Ducal Hessian Field Artillery Regiment No. 61
- 2nd battery: Field artillery regiment "von Holtzendorff" (1st Rhenish) No. 8 , foot artillery regiment "General Feldzeugmeister" (Brandenburg) no. 3 , Rhenish foot artillery regiment No. 8
- 3rd battery: 1st Thuringian field artillery regiment No. 19 , 2nd Kurhessian field artillery regiment No. 47 , 2nd Thuringian field artillery regiment No. 55 , Thuringian foot artillery regiment No. 18
- 4th battery: Field artillery regiment "Grand Duke" (1st Baden) No. 14 and 3rd Baden field artillery regiment No. 50
- 5th battery: Hohenzollern foot artillery regiment No. 13 and Baden foot artillery regiment No. 14
- 6th battery: 2nd Baden Field Artillery Regiment No. 30 , Field Artillery Regiment 66 and 5th Baden Field Artillery Regiment No. 76
- 7th battery: Field artillery regiment "Prince Regent Luitpold von Bayern" (2nd Württembergisches) No. 29
- 8th battery: Field Artillery Regiment "King Karl" (1st Württembergisches) No. 13
- 9th battery: 3rd Württemberg field artillery regiment No. 49 , 4th Württemberg field artillery regiment No. 65 and Württemberg flak troops
- 11th battery: Field Artillery Regiment No. 11 , Field Artillery Regiment No. 27 and Field Artillery Regiment No. 63
- Main State Archives Stuttgart, inventory M 433/2, Bü 926 ranking list of the Reichswehr Artillery Regiment 13.
- Hans-Joachim Harder: Military history handbook Baden-Württemberg . Editor of the Military History Research Office . Kohlhammer Verlag , Stuttgart 1987, ISBN 3-17-009856-X .
- Georg Tessin : German associations and troops, 1918–1939. Old army. Volunteer associations. Reichswehr. Army. Air force. National Police . Edited on the basis of the documents of the Federal Archives-Military Archives; published with the support of the Federal Archives and the Defense Research Working Group . Biblio-Verlag, Osnabrück 1974, ISBN 3-7648-1000-9 , p. 201 ( limited preview in Google Book search).
- Overview No. 2 on Article 165 of the Treaty
- Decree of the Chief of the Army Command Colonel General von Seeckt of August 24, 1921